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|A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.||
|The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.||
|Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen||
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GRAYMAYNE, that is a TERRIBLE day for your clocks to spring forward, at least for people who are going to Easter services. At least the Sunrise Service people are no more affected than they would be normally.
Happy Easter everyone!
I’m heading out to put the curtains up at the new apartment and take a load there in the process. I’ll finish loading the items into the kitchen that are already there. I don’t intend to make this a long day but I feel the need to accomplish something.
Cool G. I currently 68 but I will turn 69 in a month or two. I am looking forward to when I turn 70, that is the year my DS will be able to retire and when can start having more fun.
Good evening, and Happy Easter!
For some insane reason, we are all in the entertainment complex watching a Sooty and Sweep show. I think I will be drinking rather more than necessary! I am already all confuddled about the clocks changing, I really dislike it.
The sun came out today, I can’t tell you how nice it was! We also made friends with a duck….he was taking little pieces of bread from our palms. So sweet!
I am back from my daughter’s. It was raining this morning so I couldn’t decide if I was going to drive or have someone pick me up. It stoped and my windshield wipers were working so I drove myself over early. We started nibling as soon as I arrived. We contionued until dinner was ready. After dinner we did stop for awhile. Before I left we were nibling again on desserts. I had a good time. I was glad I drove so I didn’t have to wait on someone to take me home. I left before everyone else did. I had been there 8 hours so I needed to come home to rest and let the dogs out.
The dogs were very glad to see me come home. As usual, they had not ate anything while I was gone. So after going outside, they come back in and ate everything in their bowls. Then I let them out again.
So I am back, the dogs are fed, they are outside enjoying the sunshine. I feel like I need a nap after all that I ate.
I hope everyone else had a Happy Easter!.
I put my mother’s drapes up this afternoon and unloaded her linens into the linen closet. She finished loading her kitchen things herself into the drawer beneathe the oven/range. There were all sorts of odds and ends she always kept in the drawer under the wall oven at the house and they went in essentially the same place in the apartment.
I’m trying to empty any boxes I can as I go along. Most of them most wait to be unpacked when the furniture in which they will be stored arrives.
Right now I have my mother’s china and crystal in boxes next to my fireplace where my Christmas tree usually stands. Until the buffet arrives I’m in the same situation. I can’t unpack either.
When I arrived my father handed my my great uncle’s diaries from WWI. I had almost given up hope of them. I had seen them in the past but had not come across them in the process of clearing for the move. I had come to believe they had been erroneously thrown out. I was so pleased to see them. I don’t know where my father found them or why he had not told me they had been found.
My daughter has stayed at my parent’s house with her cat for the night. I am cooking some fresh asparagus and chicken parmesan to serve over pasta with marinara for dinner. I stopped on the way home at my DS’s request and picked up some fresh strawberries and cream. I also picked up some melting chocolate and some fresh pineapple. We appear to be planning rather different desserts tonight with the strawberries.
My daughter is a bit emotional over the loss of her grandparent’s house. We all are. It has been home most of the life I can remember and my parents have lived there the majority of their marriage.
Morning all! We made a delicious lunch yesterday from some bargain price duck legs, two each! We served them up with creamed potatoes and fresh, steamed broccoli and a chicken gravy with a generous amount of freshly squeezed orange juice. The duck was so tasty.
I now have about four programmes newly recorded on the TV device, simply because of the crammed holiday schedules! I recorded Winter’s Bone, Jennifer Lawrence was widely praised for her role in this film so, having been impressed by her Katniss in The Hunger Games , I am looking forward to watching this.
Despite all the re-coding done by the Leaky team, I still cannot change my avatar:(
Saw The Host Friday. It was very good, very well done. I am impressed by Lionsgate with how close they stick to canon,
I have been up it seems like forever. I finished reading a book so I decided to check out thigs before I started another one.
I need to do something to make my rooms look better. I think I need to paint. I never got around to repainting things when I moved back in. If it gets warmer I may start this month.
Graymayne Your dinner sounds delicious. My daughter baked a ham, mashed potatoes, mac and cheeze, peas. Then she had several different types of salads and desserts. She is the only daughter that cooks a lot of different things like I use to for a holiday. I took the trouble to teach my daughters how to cook. I wonder if they have done the same for their daughters? I don’t know because one lives in NC and the other two I have never seen cook anything. My grandsons know how to warm things up either on the stove or microwave but I don’t know if they can cook something from scratch.
Sirus I am glad to hear that The Host was a good movie. I shall go see it this week. My daughter says she wants to go so maybe we will go together.
Hope everyone had a nice Easter.
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malwarebytes got rid of it for me. Norton did not find it.
We are home! This weekend has done us a lot of good. I certainly didn’t realise quite how much the worries of the last few months had dragged on me…..now I feel relaxed and energised. And as long as I don’t even think about the huge pile of washing, I hope to stay that way!
I have to work tomorrow morning and Wednesday, but then have two days off before working Saturday, AND I’m off next week, so it feels like I barely have to work at all.
We came home via Cheddar Gorge. We have never been there before, and the scenery is spectacular. There are also caves, just stunning. The weather was foul, it was far warmer in the caves than it was outside. We intend to go back in the summer to take advantage of the walks around the gorge and the cliffs. I think I could fall in love with it.
Asti I’m pleased to hear that you found your holiday break to be just what the doctor ordered. I’ve been through Cheddar Gorge once about forty years ago. I have lots of recorded TV programmes to catch up on!
glad you had a great and relaxing time Asti. Just what the doctor orderd wasn’t it? I Binged Cheddar Gorge, it looks spectacular,
hope you enjoy The Host Cool G Anyone else seen it yet?
Morning all! It is two degrees below freezing but the sun is shining brightly. Yesterday I was proud of myself for cooking my first Bubble and Squeak, a standard way of using up left-over vegetables. This rarely happens to me but my DS bought an over-large ready-meal pack of creamed potato to accompany our duck legs. I saved some duck fat from the roasting of the legs and used it to cook half an onion chopped medium fine and one slice of smoked back bacon cut into lardons. I added two button mushrooms of generous size, quartered. While these ingredients were cooking I heated through the left-over broccoli. When the onions, bacon and mushrooms were ready I added the mashed potato and the broccoli (broken down) and mixed everything together thoroughly in the frying pan and left it to brown gently, adding butter to prevent the mixture sticking. I divided the mixture into two and turned them over to cook the other side and quickly grated some Cheddar cheese to serve sprinkled on the top of each serving once they were slid onto warmed plates. I added no salt, pepper, herb or sauce but it was really tasty and surprisingly filling. I mentally gave myself a gold star for thrift:)
GRAYMAYNE, I had to look up the word lardon. A bubble and squeak appears to be a potato pancake with leftover veggies added. It is the sort of thing I can imagine early settlers and pioneers doing to make certain all the food was consumed. I will have to keep that in mind. I will practice similar thrift sometimes using cubed or grated potatoes and turn my leftover vegetables and meat into hash.
I was so tired last night I did not post. I took a load of oddly shaped items, boxes of lamps and boxes filled with framed pictures. Then, I took a load of canned goods and boxed goods from my mother’s pantry. I really needed some short boxes. I didn’t have anything small enough that did not result in a massively heavy box. I couldn’t put them on the dolly to transport them because the boxes were too heavy for me to put on the ground and too heavy to pick them up if they were on the ground. I filled them at counter height so ended up having to carry each one from the counter to the back of the car one at a time. I felt I had been pounded with a large stick by the time I was finished.
I have to start moving my father’s clothing. He has many more clothes than my mother. So, each subsequent load, regardless of what it may be will have a layer of his clothing on top.
Lady Hawke When will the furniture be moved? Have you got a system to show the movers which pieces go and which stay? I suggest bright, hard to miss ribbons or paper be pinned, taped or sticking out of a drawer or door to mark the things that stay. You cannot be in every room at the same time and movers tend to work on several rooms at once. Just make sure that they all understand the designation system. otherwise you may find that there are large pieces in the new apartment that should have stayed at the house and vice versa. ;)
This is really just a work lurk. ;)
Graymayne: That dish sounded wonderful!. I am a fan of stuffed and/or loaded mashed potatoes.
It is even worse than leaving part of the furniture at the house. One piece, a love seat, is going to my MIL’s apartment so it has to go on the truck last. A bed, bedside tables, a recliner, a dining table and chairs, a buffet, a cedar cabinet, a desk, a small chest of drawers and a rocking chair are going to my house second. Then, the rest is going to their apartment. We are only leaving a twin mattress and box springs, a couch in the living room and the end tables in the den. The happy part is the movers are packing nothing in terms of boxes.
So, the problem is which items get loaded in first and which come out first.
Maybe I can at least red flag the ones that are going to the apartment.
Treated myself to outside food for first time in a couple months. Went to “Johnny Rockers”.
A bacon cheeseburger and fries cost $10.00(6.62GBP). Great food but will need to wait
a while before returning. A real budget killer.
And thankyou, yes, our time away was just what the doctor ordered!
Work this morning felt like nothing more than an irritating blip on my time off……
I have attacked, and made good inroads into the washing basket. Though I do find it astonishing that after just three and a half days without a washing machine, it is practically Clothes Armageddon.
I have also found the time this afternoon to settle down with Shadow of Night, and I am REALLY enjoying it. It assumes a certain intelligence from the reader, which is quite refreshing. Her character development is getting better too. I’m resenting having to go to work tomorrow, I want to carry on reading!
Bubble and Squeak is a great “anything goes” dish! I’ll often cook a variation using veggies left over from Sunday roast. It works very well with sausages. Or, turn the left over veggies into a frittata, using beaten eggs rather than mash. Yummy!